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breaking news from baltimore this morning where several media outlets are reporting that former ravens owner art modell has died. he had been hospitalized yesterday at johns hopkins for organ failure. modell purchased the cleveland browns in 1961 and ended up moving the team to baltimore in 1996. that move made him a hero in charm city, but made him hated back in cleveland. the 87-year-old modell still held a 1% stake in the raifns. he served as -- ravens. he served as president of the nfl in the 1960s, overseeing the first negotiations of contracts with players and he was key in getting monday night football games on tv. >> what a huge name in our area. >> football. >> yeah, football. >>> it is 7:16. gwent is here to talk about this thursday weather. >> hot and sticky, you're going to want to be prepared, pump up the ac today. drink lots of water, that's the key thing in terms of our forecast. let's begin with the fox 5 accuweather radar and we'll show you what's going on because we have some rain that's developed. we're not talking a total washout here, folks, but some of you will c
this morning from baltimore. former ravens owner art modell has died. he passed away early this morning after a brief hospital stay at johns hopkins. modell bought the cleveland browns in 1961 and moved the team to baltimore in 1996. that move made him a hero in charm city but it made him hated back in cleveland. maryland governor martin o'malley issued a statement that says in part, quote, art brought the game and spirit of football back to baltimore. he helped reinvigorate baltimoreans' sense of pride in their team and their city. art modell was 87 years old. >>> checking headlines now and beginning overseas, two american soldiers died in afghanistan yesterday when their army scout helicopter crashed in the eastern part of the nation. also the afghan defense ministry fired hundreds of afghan soldiers in an investigation into insider attacks against nato trainers following a rash of green on blue killings. afghanistan is reevaluating soldiers to stop the attacks. >>> hurricane isaac's aftermath is posing big problems for fishermen. some waterways are clogged with debris which has blocked the
and questionable travel spending. >>> the man who brought the ravens to baltimore is in the hospital this morning. art modell is reportedly gravely ill at johns hopkins. modell's praised in maryland but vilified in cleveland after moving the browns to baltimore back in 1996. he eventually sold all but 1% of the ravens. the ravens team spokesman did not know modell's position, but a cleveland television station is reporting that the 87-year-old's vital organs are failing. >>> a traffic alert now for drivers in northern virginia. a busy off-ramp in tysons corner will soon be back open. at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, crews will reopen the ramp from southbound 123 to westbound route 7. drivers have been using a temporary ramp. the regular rp had been closed while a tunnel was being built for metro's silver line. >>> 5:06 now, 76 degrees. a neighborhood on alert. a man bruised and beaten is sharing his story. >>> and the airline known for low fares that's now on the way to our region. >>> plus, hot and sticky weather. is relief on the way soon? storm team 4 meteorologist [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your
of virginia. even into maryland, baltimore, philadelphia, you'll be impacted by isaac. philadelphia, you'll see less rain than washington. you'll see an inch or two popping up with the storm system. it certainly is bringing about wet weather. well, if you're flying today -- many of you are -- we're anticipating delays as i mentioned in chicago. getting thunderstorms right now. also st. louis and cincinnati. and your labor day weekend forecast calls for isaac to be impacting much of the region for the first part of the weekend. the second part, fred, looks a lot better. >> okay. that's good. we like. that thanks so much. glass half full. appreciate it. >>> politics now. president obama is in iowa today. kick starting his road to charlotte tour en route to the democratic national convention. democrats are promoting their convention next week as a public gathering. and they're offering invitations to anyone who wants to hear the president speak. cnn political editor is already in charlotte, north carolina, getting a leg up on everybody there. so the curtains go up onthe dnc tuesday. what's
to sports. the surprising baltimore orioles back in a first place tie in the al east. the birds pulled even in the standings with new york after beating the yankees at a sold out camden yards crowd. the orioles hit six count them six home runs in the 10-6 victory. the teams play game two of the big series tonight. hard to believe serena williams was on her death bed from a mystery illness just a year ago. she's now destroying her opponents at the u.s. open. amazing. serena steam rolled through her first five matches and plays in the semifinals later today. we're outside arthur ashe stadium in flushing meadows. can anybody beat serena? >> reporter: not the way she is playing right now, carol. she has been absolutely brilliant in this tournament so far. as you say she has obviously won her first five matches and has only dropped 16 games. she is absolutely thrashing her opponents here at flushing mados, looking very, very likely to make the u.s. open final. she had a great summer. remember she won the wimbledon title. then she won two gold medals at the olympic. also played at wimbledon. she
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